04-15-2011 07:41 PM
Hey man, had the same problem as you w/ the WDTV Live and the Linksys e2000. I am about to try your fix now. Just changed my workgroup for my desktop to WORKGROUP-NEW and now im going to do same on WDTV. I guess the router will always default to WORKGROUP? Any reason i wouldn't want to do this? ie having my router on a different workgroup than my pc?
04-15-2011 09:17 PM
Tony, what do you mean by that?
I ended up changing the workgroup on my pc and it worked.
I have the e2000, so I don't know how to change the routers workgroup. Router doesnt have a setting to change the workgroup name.
04-16-2011 06:07 AM
Agggh! Never mind, bbock... I'm having a hard time paying attention.
The E2000 doesn't do Microsoft networking, so I'm having a hard time grasping how it's interfering with shares. But you're at least the seocnd person who's been able to fix the issue by changing workgroup names, so I guess it doesn't matter.
In short: Never mind my post.
04-16-2011 07:16 AM
Yes, I was able to see my shares by changing the workgroup of the wdtv and the desktop. A new problem has occurred tho. Since i got the e2000, I can no longer autologin. I checked the registry to make sure i changed it properly in win 7 x64 ultimate. I also turned off autologin, logged in, then reset login info and turned auto login back on (all in wdtv live seetings). When I have autologin, it just hangs at "connecting..." and cannot access my shares.
If i log in as anonymous w/ a blank password, it seems to find them just fine. I have not used it enough to see if its consistent, but the 3 times i tested it, I was able to get in when i manually signed in.
Any help would be appreciated.
06-07-2011 04:30 PM
I run into this problem with my fathers setup of his wdlive plus, for whatever reason I couldn't get the WDlive to autologin into the network share, it would normally hangup at connecting. Once in a while it would auto connect fine but about 90 % of the time it would sit at connecting. I just ended up telling him he would have to manually connect it no biggie but a little pain in the rear. He had windows 7 home with linksys E2000
10-02-2011 10:08 AM
I'm having the same problem: My computer's HDD won't show up in network storage. It used to work fine a few months ago, but I hadn't used it for a long time until today.
I changed the workgroup name for both my computer and WDTV Live Hub. My drive showed up for a few seconds and then I was prompted to enter a username and password. After entering the username and password (which at this time I am assuming is my Windows login and password), I received a message saying "known error". Since then it isn't showing my drive any more.
Strangely enough, I can still access the WDTV Live Hub hard drive from my computer.
I'm using Windows 7 x64 and Linksys WRT160N router. Any suggestions?
11-29-2011 05:02 PM - edited 11-29-2011 05:27 PM
Geez..just got a refurbed Linksys e3000 today since my TP-Link router can't hold an internet connect any more, and now I'm in the same boat as others - can't access any of my WD devices via my Win7Pro64bit desktop. I don't even recall having to set up workgroups when I connected the WD devicesbefore ...they just worked.
Already I'm missing my TP-link...
update..oh WHEW! Renamed my router workgroup to "workgroupnew" & rebooted PC, and everything is now connected again.